COVID-19: Updates on Department of Transport services

Hillarys Boat Harbour upgrade

Ongoing improvements to Hillarys Boat Harbour makes it an ideal location for recreational and commercial boating and a great day out for the family.

  Hillarys Master Plan

The Hillarys Boat Harbour Master Plan (the Master Plan) encompasses a series of initiatives and aspirations to ensure the continued success of Hillarys as a unique destination and visitor focal point north of Perth.

Importantly, the Master Plan aims to deliver opportunities to increase the activities and attractions available to improve the competitiveness of Hillarys as an Activity Centre. The Master Plan introduces physical, infrastructure and operational improvements to the landscape, built form, activities and surrounding environment that will see the Hillarys Boat Harbour remain as one of the most visited tourist and family destinations in Western Australia.

MAC_P_HillarysMasterPlan.pdf icon Hillarys Master Plan Kb
MAC_P_HillarysMasterPlanMap.pdf icon Hillarys Master Plan map Kb

  Hillarys traffic changes

Hillarys Boat Ramp access changes

To address unsafe queuing on surrounding roads, access to the boat ramp at Hillarys Boat Harbour is changing.

Only Whitfords Avenue and Northside Drive will be access points for skippers. There will no longer be access to the ramp via the internal Southside Drive roundabout.  

The change is based on user feedback and traffic modelling and aims to make queuing safer. The monitored traffic change will see traffic controllers in place 17-18 April 2021 and 24-26 April 2021.

Contact Harbour Management 

Phone: (08) 9216 8529 | Mob: 0418 912 036

MAC_Hillarys_Boat_ramp_monitored_traffic_change_map.pdf icon Hillarys boat ramp traffic changes map Kb

  Bike parking for visitors

Did you know around 170,000 people ride along West Coast Drive, many visiting Hillarys each year? The new facilities make it easier to choose two wheels over four.

The new facilities which increase the number of bike parking places at Hillarys from 44 to 116, are in 12 new locations at major entrance points to the harbour and also closer to the retail and entertainment precinct. Hillarys now hosts:

  • 32 new bike racks
  • 12 family friendly rails
  • 2 bike repair stations
  • 2 bike parking shelters

  Bike parking at Hillarys for staff

More and more people are choosing to use bicycles as transport. Interest is generally focused on short trips and in areas where competing modes of transport are expensive, congested, inefficient and/or unreliable.

With at least 100 staff in the harbour providing end of trip cycle infrastructure at Hillarys will provide a number of benefits for both workers and visitors. As bicycle parking is more efficient, an increased number of people are able to access the Harbour, which will take pressure off parking and improve access to the Harbour.

The cage is located between the Harbour Management Office and AQWA on the southern side of the Harbour.

  Public art mural

The Master Plan will take some time to come to fruition, and the DoT are investing in a number of short-term revitalisation projects, including providing the opportunity to create a large-scale mural to add a splash of colour and fun to the area. As part of the process, the artist and DoT engaged local students from Hillarys Primary School, Duncraig Senior High School and Prendiville Catholic College. The artist, Peter Ryan Art has incorporated their designs into the final product as well as helping design an amazing selfie wall for all to enjoy.

  Improved wayfinding

Works on the new directional signature has now been completed at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Hillarys Boat Harbour is a unique destination in Perth’s north combining a working harbour and marina with retail, dining and entertainment options along with family friendly recreation opportunities. This project was to design and install signs including include maps, directions, and symbols to help guide visitors to their destination.


Page last updated: Thu Aug 19 2021 8:16:15 AM